Welcome to Saturday Spankings my very favorite blog hop. We’re asked to share eight sentences of one of our books to hopefully grab someone’s attention. I’m going to be in such trouble today. I don’t know whether to present myself to Mistress Blake for punishment or run for the hills, but I’ve definitely gone over today. It’s just that when you are introducing a new character you have to give a little flavor to them.
Perhaps you thought there could be no one bossier than Tom, but there is one and you'll meet her in Cassie Corralled. Enter Lily, a wonderful cook and house keeper and evidently in her mind – babysitter. She’s onto Cassie and Sue for things even Tom overlooks. Finally, Cassie and Sue decide it’s time for a firm, no nonsense talking to tell Lily that what they choose to do, be it smoking, drinking or cussing, it was none of her business. They end by asking her if she understands just who the boss is.
Lily sat quietly for a moment then softy, as if repeating it to herself she said, “Do I understand who’s the boss?” Suddenly her voice became quite firm, “Now that’s just silly talk. I know exactly who the boss is. It ain’t my place to tell you two what to do – you’re old enough to know without being told. You don’t run around in the cold with no shoes or coat or you’ll catch your death, and you know better than to use ugly language around me or even each other. You do that and you’ll end up saying it in front of other folks and that just makes you look like trash.”
Lily was just getting good and wound up, “And you better be tellin’ me if your men ain’t here where you going when you leave the house. You’re too old to be off by your lonesome and no body knowin’ where you are. And you ain’t going to sit around drinking all day neither. I don’t want people saying that I work for a couple of old lushes. It’s just not ladylike. And,” Lily went on, rising to her feet. “You better not ever let me catch either one of you smoking or I might just smoke me some britches. Now,” she concluded, “that we got all that straight I’m going to fix you all a snack. Supper’s gonna be a little late. And you don’t need this,” She said, grabbing the wine bottle, “a glass a piece is aplenty.” And then she was gone.
Sue and I stared at one another until Sue finally said, “Well I guess you got her told.”
“You weren’t much help.” I told her. I shook my head trying to clear it. “Do you get the feeling our snack’s going to be animal crackers and milk? How can she make me feel so old and so young in the same tirade?” Finally, Sue and I exchanged looks of amused exasperation. We each sighed as the realization dawned on us. I was afraid that the boss had been firmly established.
Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble
Cassie Corralled (book 8)
Cassie is still living life to the fullest, telling Allie about long ago shooting incidents, and playing laser tag with the children. Tom keeps an amused, yet watchful, eye on his lovely wife. He tries to be tolerant of Cassie’s fun loving ways, but when she decides to spend the day with people she met through the Internet, without letting him or the girls know of her plans, Tom sees red. Tired of Cassie constantly putting herself in possible danger Tom decides to hire a driver. Cassie immediately sees this plan for what it really is. Tom wants to hire a bodyguard / watchdog / babysitter for Cassie. That’s something Cassie won’t tolerate and after quickly packing a bag, she’s gone with a roar of the engine. In this case Cassie is determine to have her way – and so is Tom, the final decision may change life on the river forever.
All the Cassie books can be purchased at
Cassie's Space (book one)
Cassie's Tale (book two)
Cassie on the Move (book three)
Cassie's River Living (book four)
Cassie's Conflict (book five)
Cassie's Influence (book six)
Cassie's Ordeal (book seven)
Cassie's Box Set - first four books
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